The Office of International Affairs responds to the most pressing global energy challenges, ranging from energy security and market volatility to long-term efforts to reduce carbon pollution and the impacts of climate change.
The U.S.-China Clean Energy Research Center operates under a bilateral diplomatic initiative to encourage research, development, and deployment in both countries.
President Obama and Prime Minister Harper launched the U.S.-Canada Clean Energy Dialogue in 2009 to encourage the development of clean energy technologies.
The Clean Energy Ministerial is a high-level global forum to share best practices and promote policies and programs that facilitate the transition to a global clean energy economy.
The Office of International Affairs has primary responsibility in the Department of Energy for international energy cooperation in energy, science, and technology.
The Assistant Secretary for International Affairs (IA) advises the Secretary, Deputy Secretary and other relevant DOE leadership on strategic implementation of the United States’ international energy policy. IA leads and develops the Department’s bilateral and multilateral R&D cooperation, including investment and trade activities, and represents the Department and United States Government in interagency processes, intergovernmental forums, and bilateral and multilateral proceedings that address the development and implementation of energy policies, strategies and objectives.
Recent Blog Posts
January 15, 2015
"The Japanese ratification of the Convention on Supplementary Compensation for Nuclear Damage (CSC) marks an important milestone towards creating a global nuclear liability regime that will assure prompt and meaningful compensation in the event of a nuclear accident and will facilitate international cooperation on nuclear projects such as ongoing clean-up work at the Fukushima site."
January 13, 2015U.S. and Canada Sign Agreement to Enhance Collaboration in Civilian Nuclear Energy Research and Development
Secretary Ernest Moniz and Natural Resources of Canada Minister Greg Rickford today signed an Implementing Arrangement among the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), the Department of Natural Resources of Canada (NRCan) and Atomic Energy of Canada Limited (AECL) to increase collaboration in the area of civilian nuclear energy research and development (R&D).
December 15, 2014
Today Johnson Controls International and Empower agreed to demonstrate a new district cooling technology in Dubai that has the potential to significantly reduce water use in district cooling.
October 1, 2014
The MOU between the United Arab Emirates and United States of America was signed at the start of the U.S.-UAE Strategic Energy Dialogue, which was co-chaired by UAE Energy Minister Suhail Al Mazrouei and Deputy Secretary Poneman on September 30.